Discover Stamford’s official opening ceremony

From left, Stamford deputy mayor Bob Sandall, Lincolnshire county councillor Eddy Poll and head of libraries and heriatge for Lincolnshire County Council Jonathan Platt

From left, Stamford deputy mayor Bob Sandall, Lincolnshire county councillor Eddy Poll and head of libraries and heriatge for Lincolnshire County Council Jonathan Platt

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A HERITAGE hub which replaced Stamford Museum had its official opening ceremony this week.

Some of the town’s oldest artefacts have been relocated to the Discover Stamford area at Stamford Library following the closure of the museum in Broad Street.

Deputy mayor Bob Sandall, Lincolnshire county councillor Eddy Poll and head of libraries and heritage for Lincolnshire County Council Jonathan Platt cut a ribbon at the ceremony on Tuesday, which was attended by 70 guests.

Discover Stamford site co-ordinator Lea Rickard said: “We’ve had a very positive response from people since the opening.

“People like the interactive areas and how the tapestry is displayed. Anyone coming into the library is just drawn to the displays.

“We’ve had a cross-section of people coming through the doors and everyone seems to get something out of their visit.”

Members of local community groups including Stamford Town Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Stamford Civic Society, Stamford Town Partnership, Stamford Survey Group, Stamford History Society, Stamford Tapestry Association and the Stamford Mercury Archive Trust were invited to attend the official opening, which included a buffet.